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Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim encourages eligible and interested young residents to apply for job opportunities available in the City of Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Department.  

“Summer may be a time for young people to enjoy being out with friends, but these part time work opportunities are at our parks so they’ll be outside in a great environment, helping other young people at camps, or on the beach-  all while getting job experience,” stated Mayor Ganim.

Applications are currently being accepted from individuals 16 years of age or older for the following positions in the Department of Recreation: 
• summer camp counselor
• checkpoint attendant
• splash pad attendant
• water taxi crew member
• beach supervisor
• campsite coordinator
• lifeguard*

*Lifeguard applicants must already have a current American Red Cross lifeguard certification. 

Interested applicants that are Bridgeport residents and meet the age requirement can apply by visiting the Parks and Recreation Department at 7 Quarry Road to receive and complete their application in-person. 

In addition, the Parks Department and Department of Public Facilities are still accepting seasonal applications, from individuals 18 years of age and older, for seasonal opportunities. For a complete list of job opportunities for individuals 18 and older, various salary ranges for positions, and to apply online, click here or visit Applications for the seasonal positions will be accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the season.

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"No Lifeguard on Duty" sign. The white warning sign is outdoors on grass, near a waterfront